Greek Singers performing in Athens

Anna Vissi Live Why Athens City Guide

Where→ Various locations around Athens

When→ Throughout September 2016

Why Go→ To experience Greek pop music live & outdoors

Greek singers will perform in Athens in September to end the summer season. For those wanting to experience the latest in the Greek music scene, here’s the monthly line up.

Eleftheria Arvanitaki & Nikos Portokaloglou 

5th September

Arvanitaki

After a series of sell out winter shows in clubs and theatres around Greece, Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Nikos Portokaloglou (guitarist/vocals) will play to open-air theatres and festivals for the summer season. Arvanitaki will perform songs from her latest album entitled 9+1 Stories including her new single “Makria ap’ tin trikymia”.

Concert starts at 9.00pm

Where: Veakeio Municipal Theatre, Profitis Ilias Hill, Piraeus

Tickets 15 euros viva.gr

Anna Vissi

10th September

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Anna Vissi, also known as the “ultimate Greek star” will perform at the Veakeio Municipal Theatre for the first time. With her band of talented musicians, Vissi will present a unique set list of her biggest hits under new compositions, along with new tracks from her recent studio album titled “Interview”.

Concert starts at 9.00pm

Where: Veakeio Municipal Theatre, Profitis Ilias Hill, Piraeus

Tickets 15 euros viva.gr

Marinella, Antonis Remos & Christos Nikolopoulos

12th September

Marinella Remos Greek Singers Why Athens City Guide

Three legendary Greek artists, Marinella, Remos and Nikolopoulos meet on stage to perform a compilation of their own music, along with the work of the late Stelios Kazantzidis, the popular Greek singer.

Concert starts at 9.30pm

Where: Theatro Petras, Petroupoli

Tickets 15 Euros ticketservices.gr

Glykeria

14th September

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Take a journey to the East with Glykeria as she dedicates this concert to Asia Minor. Accompanied by Dilek Koc and Areti Ketime, these Greek and Turkish voices will bring audiences closer to the Smyrna of 1922. A full orchestra of lute, violin, zither and other traditional instruments will add to the authentic Eastern sounds.

Where: Veakeio Municipal Theatre, Profitis Ilias Hill, Piraeus

Concert starts at 9.00pm

Tickets from 10 euros viva.gr

Yiannis Parios

17th September

Parios

One of the most celebrated Greek singers of our time Yiannis Parios will perform songs from his new album “Ela mou chamogela mou” or “Smile at Me”, along with his famous hits including “Tha me thimithis”, “You will Remember me”. The set list will also feature traditional “nisiotika” or island music. A 10-member orchestra conducted by Ntinos Georgountzos will accompany him on stage, along with two contemporary Greek singers, Dina Chrona and Konstantinos Anagnostou.

Where: Theatro Petras, 1 Romilias St, Petroupoli

Concert starts at 9:00pm

Tickets from 13 euros (until August 31)

Presale viva.gr

A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO GREEK MUSIC GENRES

LAIKA is urban folk music or Greek pop, which makes up the majority of Greek mainstream music.

ENTEHNA contains orchestral elements combining Greek folk along with the more popular sounds of “Laika”.

REBETIKA in simple terms is the Greek blues. It is traditional music of the late 19th century where the basic instruments are the bouzouki, Greek baglama and tzouras.

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*This post originally featured in whyathens.com